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Los Angeles Unified and Microsoft Announce Groundbreaking Way To Create Safest Possible School Environment (02-22-21)

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Los Angeles Unified and Microsoft Announce Groundbreaking Way
To Create Safest Possible School Environment 

  • Daily Pass Provides Students, Staff with Daily Health Check,
    Access to COVID Tests and Vaccinations
  • First School District and Likely the Largest Employer in Nation
    To Adopt This Solution

LOS ANGELES (February 22, 2021) – Los Angeles Unified today announced the launch of Daily Pass, the first comprehensive system in the nation that coordinates health checks, COVID tests and vaccinations all in one simple, easy-to-use tool. 

The Daily Pass is a critical component of Los Angeles Unified’s “Safe Steps to Safe Schools” reopening plan and part of its continuing commitment to create the safest possible school environment. 

“The Daily Pass sets the highest standard possible for school safety,” said Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner. “MERV-13 upgraded air filters in every school, COVID testing for all students and staff at least every week and now the Daily Pass – Los Angeles Unified is proud to lead the nation in creating the safest possible school environment.” 

Developed with support from Microsoft Corp., Daily Pass can be accessed from any mobile phone, tablet or a computer. 

“Since last June, our teams have been collaborating closely with Los Angeles Unified to support running schools remotely,” said Eran Meggido, Corporate Vice President Windows Product & Education at Microsoft. “We are pleased to be working with Los Angeles Unified to help educators, staff and students return to schools sooner and safer. We are excited for you to start using Daily Pass.” 

The Daily Pass generates a unique QR code for each student and staff member that authorizes entry to a specific Los Angeles Unified location for that day only, as long as the individual receives a negative test result for COVID, shows no symptoms and has a temperature under 100 degrees. Upon the individual’s arrival to a campus, their QR code is scanned by a Los Angeles Unified school site leader who takes the individual’s temperature. 

Los Angeles Unified’s school-based vaccination program uses Daily Pass to register and schedule appointments, track vaccines in stock, perform check-in and data capture at time of appointment, sort high-risk individuals, offer waitlists to low-risk individuals and dashboards to view data, among other features. All of this information is shared with the appropriate authorities. 

The Daily Pass was tailored to accommodate the diverse types of people who visit a school campus on any given day and to include functions tied to COVID testing and contact tracing and vaccination. Anonymized data from Daily Pass will be used by the Los Angeles Unified’s research and health care collaborators – Stanford University, UCLA, The Johns Hopkins University, Anthem Blue Cross, Healthnet and Cedars Sinai – to provide insights for strategies to create the safest possible school environment. 

To learn more about the Daily Pass, please watch this short video

Students, families and employees can access the Daily Pass at Students and employees should use their Los Angeles Unified logins. Family members can login using their Parent Portal accounts.